This shall be a more, let's say, delicate subject, because it treats the hate
that is spread in this fandom. But as far as I'm concerned I think this might happen to any fandom. Before going further into the problem, let's make a thing clear, I'm not an idealist, I'm not a dreamer about an utopia-like fandom in which everybody is singing Kumbaya, my lord, shakes hands and hugs, even if that would be kick ass, but I prefer the more challenging version in which different people, with different backgrounds, are able to express themselves as they wish and not be judge about it.
There is a thin line between expressing yourself, your opinion with respect for others to see and understand and becoming a jackass that can hurt or bully people. And this is what is all about, when people get hurts because of the hate of others we all have a choice: to stand for those who are hurt and get bullied or to ignore. I choose not to ignore it, why? Because I seriously don't want this thing to spread. As of late, but this has been going on for a while now, certain artists get bashed and/or bullied because they have the "same or similar style" as other... bigger or more widely known, artists in the fandom.
I do not point fingers in this group, or any of my groups, but if you find yourself to be one of those who bashed another artist because it has a similar style to some artist you admire, please think again when doing so. Seriously stop on your tracks and use that brain you have. Is there for a reason. I will not give names of what artist were bullied and with who were they compared to, mainly because I see no point in that, but I would like this to stop for a simple reason: IT IS F*CKIN' WRONG!!!
I didn't see any "big artist" get bullied for having a similar style with another artist. I do not say START BULLING EVERYBODY, but obviously this shit is a cowardly and low way in bashing somebody and SUCK UP to the "big ones". LOW!!! THAT'S JUST LOW!!! News flash: you won't get noticed and certainly won't do you any favor to get into the "private circle" of any "big artist" with this attitude.
I write these words with a risk, that one of being called a "fake" because of my "righteous attitude" towards this kind of crap, art thieves, bullies etc. Whatever, I don't know you, you don't know me, so in the end, this all comes down to RESPECT. Understand that "somebody's style" was not created by that SOMEBODY WHOM YOU ADMIRE, but is A GENERAL STYLE, used BY MANY OTHERS. Before going on and bashing an artist, put yourself in their shoes, how would you feel if you were bashed like this? Oh, not pretty? Then shut the hell up!!!
Why aren't you freakin' happy that this fandom has so many awesome artist that give you your daily dose of AWESOME ART? Why do you need to go and destroy that thing? HEY!!! WE'RE A SHITLOAD THAT APPRECIATE THAT ARTIST, WE WANT TO SEE THEIR ART... WHO ARE YOU TO THROW STONES AT A PERSON YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW?!?!? Who gave you the mighty right to do so? Certainly not that BIG ARTIST you admire so!
So, this shit needs to stop! People, protect your freakin' fandom! You spend shitload of hours in it!!! Keep it clean!
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